Is Your Relationship Interdependence?

Building a relationship based on interdependence. Most of us value connection with others, especially in our romantic relationships. In fact, we are wired for connection and it allows us to create bonds and intimacy with our partner. The success of…

The Balance Of Power In Relationships

Most of us don’t like to think about “balance of power” when we think about relationships. Intimate relationships involve sharing and cooperation — but it takes two to share and cooperate. What if one partner doesn’t want to? Whoever wants…

Feeling Unappreciated?

We all want to feel like our partner respects us and values all that we do to make the relationship work, so feeling unappreciated in a relationship can be quite upsetting. Maybe you feel that your significant other just doesn’t…

Stress About Money?

Feeling overwhelmed by financial worries? Whatever your circumstances, there are ways to get through these tough economic times, ease stress and anxiety, and regain control of your finances. While money is a relatively common cause of stress and marital tension,…

Unable To Communicate Your Emotions?

Emotions can be both powerful and complicated. Everyone has moments when they just can’t come up with the right word to describe what they’re feeling or trying to say. You might be angry and start sputtering. You may feel so…

Stonewalling In A Relationship

Stonewalling in a relationship involves refusing to communicate with another person. Intentionally shutting down during an argument, also known as the silent treatment, can be hurtful, frustrating, and harmful to the relationship. In a discussion or argument, the listener withdraws…

Do You Suffer From Orthorexia?

Healthy eating can lead to major improvements in health and well-being. However, for some people, the focus on healthy eating can become obsessive and develop into an eating disorder known as orthorexia What is orthorexia? The term Orthorexia or “orthorexia…

Do You Practice Emotional Validation?

Emotional validation involves understanding and showing acceptance for another person’s feelings. When people receive this type of validation, they feel that their emotions are not only seen and heard by others but that these feelings are also accepted. If a…

How Good Is Your EQ?

Emotional intelligence (otherwise known as emotional quotient or EQ) is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict. Emotional intelligence helps you…

Are You Questioning Your Sexuality?

If you are questioning your sexuality, not only is it common for many people to be better able to learn about their identities in adulthood, when they’re no longer heavily impacted by hormone induced mood swings and drama, but sexuality…